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Your search for posts with tags containing Lord Dunmore found 7 posts

The Beeline March: The Birth of the American Army

On a late spring afternoon in 1825, the two Bedinger brothers—Henry and Michael, old men now, seventy-four and sixty-nine respectively, proud immigrants from Alsace-Lorraine—commanded... The post The Beeline March: The Birth of the American...

The Mystery of “The Alternative of Williams-burg”

According to the Virginia Gazette between 400 and 500 merchants gathered in Williamsburg in early November 1774 and “voluntarily and generally signed” the Continental... The post The Mystery of “The Alternative of Williams-burg”...

Recognizing the Skirmish at Kemp’s Landing

November 10, 1775 was an important day in both Great Britain and America. Lord George Germain assumed duties as the Secretary of State for... The post Recognizing the Skirmish at Kemp’s Landing appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

John Row and Jenny Innes

John Row was a British officer in the 9th Regiment of Foot, and he was in love with Jane Innes. For six years their... The post John Row and Jenny Innes appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Battle of Gwynn’s Island: Lord Dunmore’s Last Stand in Virginia

With the Revolutionary War entering its second year in May of 1776, the focus of most Virginians was not on events to the north in Massachusetts, but rather, in Williamsburg and Norfolk.  On May 15, the 5th Virginia Convention in Williamsburg (comprised...

“We are in confusion beyond parallel”:...

“We are in confusion beyond parallel”: Nation-building in Revolutionary VirginiaOn June 21, 1776, Edmund Randolph was caught in a whirlwind in Williamsburg.  A member of the 5th…View Post
From: Revolutionary Thoughts on 21 Jun 2013

"The only part in which this Colony is vulnerable": James Madison, Slaves, and the Coming of the Revolution in Virginia

On this date in June 1775, 24-year-old James Madison gave voice to the great fear of many free Virginians: that the pernicious institution of slavery would some day, in some way, be their undoing.  That day seemed, at least to Madison in far off Orange…View...
From: Revolutionary Thoughts on 19 Jun 2013

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The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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This is the basic structure:

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.